According to the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria Nikolay Udovichenko, Nigeria and Russia are set to sign a bilateral agreement that will see to the establishment of a Nigerian nuclear centre.
“Nuclear energy development is another area with good prospects for our two countries’ cooperation. This June, we expect to sign a bilateral agreement for the establishment of a multifunctional scientific centre in Nigeria.”–
Ambassador Udovincheko said this on Saturday in Lagos during the annual Alumni Congress of the Soyuznik Alumni Association in Nigeria.
He was particular about the national impact of Nigerias who study under scholarships in Russia. Thus the theme for the congress was ‘Harnessing The Potentials of the Nigerian Graduates of Higher Institutions of former USSR States.’
For one the scholarship deal has produced the likes of Victor Olalusi who broke Russia’s educational record. The ambassador also shared the interest in sustaining the deal for much longer. He says that many Nigerians get well equipped to develop their country.
Without a doubt the establishment of the Nigerian nuclear centre will strengthen the ties between the 2 nations. Udovincheko is convinced that rebuilding the relationship between both countries has potentials.
Ambassador Udovincheko says that Nigeria and Russia will delve into the economic aspect as well. A proposed inter-trading relations is underway.
During the occasion, the president of Soyuznik, Otunba Henry Ajomale said that members of the association were all trained under the Russian government. The group benefited educationally from Russia.
Expressing his heartfelt gratitude, Ajomale says this:
“We should not forget to celebrate our common heritage as beneficiaries of a unique programme by the former Soviet Government that gave us the opportunity to become what we are today.”